WELCOME TO THE COLLECTIVE WORKS OF KATY MCMANUS


FEATURING GILDING, PASTEL/CHARCOAL & OIL PAINTINGS ON CICADA PAPER ON PANEL/CANVAS


“Kikimora Sisters”
60X60 in frame 
ON DISPLAY NOW AT BIRLI GALLERY & PRESS

In Slavic folklore, the Kikimora sisters are mischievous sprites who summon wasp-like bugs to cause chaos. They dream of mayhem & mischief while sleeping for centuries, ready to unleash their pesky powers & play tricks on humans, making lives more interesting with a touch of whimsy & mayhem.
“Ember”
50X28 in frame 
-MINNAWARRA ART AWARD FINALIST 2024
-ON DISPLAY NOW AT BIRLI GALLERY & PRESS

The codex, its parchment worn to a whisper, conceals cryptic contents. Its purpose & intentions unclear, it raises questions about suppressed knowledge or forgotten lore. Absence heightens fascination, inviting beholders to ponder mysteries within.
“Echo”
40X30
ON DISPLAY NOW AT BIRLI GALLERY & PRESS

Echo, once a radiant nymph, was cursed by Hera to repeat the last words spoken to her. Her voice silenced, she became a mere echo of her former self. Her legend lives on, a cautionary tale of language's power & the consequences of meddling with the gods' affairs.
“Three Secrets of Fátima”
30X30 in frame
THE JURY ART PRIZE FINALIST 2024

In 1917, three young shepherd children, Lucia Santos and her cousins Jacinta & Francisco Marto, received visions & prophecies from a Marian apparition in Fátima, Portugal. The Virgin Mary visited them six times, between May & October of that year, bringing messages for the world.

“Autumn”

30X30 in frame

DOYLES ART AWARD FINALIST 2024


Autumn's gold & amber hues unfold,

Memories fuse with whispers old.

Leaves dance in fading light & air,

Ephemeral beauty sustains the season's change,

In autumn's grasp, I find my place.

“Hitori”
30X30 in frame
CITY OF WANNEROO COMMUNITY ART AWARDS FINALIST 2024

In quiet solitude, I find solace in overlooked details, cultivating self-sufficiency & resilience by finding beauty in the mundane. I discover comfort in stillness, a testament to human capacity to thrive in isolation. In this quietude, I uncover strength, a sense of being sufficient on my own.
“Lada”
40X40 in frame
CITY OF GOSNELLS COMMUNITY ART AWARD NOMINEE 2024

Lada's enigmatic portrait weaves a mystique. A woman lost in a book with cryptic pages bearing 18. Wedding rings rain from the sky, but her own hand conceals a ring - a clue? Brushstrokes cast a spell of intrigue, leaving viewers to unravel Lada's secrets in a world of wonder & mystery.
“Corvus”
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In Greek mythology, sisters Parrhasia & Rosa, born to River God Alfeus & Nymph Arethusa, shared an extraordinary bond. Their beauty & devotion were deemed divine by the gods, immortalized in the constellation Corvus. The stars whisper secrets, symbolizing their telepathy and eternal love.
“Harper”
30X30 in frame

Art is the soul's sustenance. Like the body's need for food, our minds & hearts crave its nourishment. It's a vital part of being human, providing a deep-seated hunger for beauty, meaning, & connection. We return to art again & again, seeking fulfillment.
“Pran”
30X30 in frame

"Pran", a whispered promise of life's essence, echoes through the soul's chambers. Gentle waves whisper forgotten moments, revealing her past. As her soul unfurls, it connects her to the life force within, awaiting rediscovery.
“Psyche”
30X30 in frame

In "Psyche", I transport viewers to a surreal world where memories & emotions are tangible. A woman reorganizes origami animals crafted from letters beneath the ocean's surface, evoking contemplation on secrets kept and the weight of inner worlds. The tides could shift, stirring up secrets meant to remain hidden.
“Carline”
40X40 in frame

In Carline's presence, the air thickens with anticipation. Her being is a vortex, drawing you in with otherworldly gravity. The space around her seems to vibrate with unspoken power, as if secrets of the universe reside within her realm. Entering her orbit, you're enveloped by mystery & transformed forever.
“Phoenix & Von”
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Two brothers, bonded by curiosity, find themselves half-stuck in the waters of understanding. One struggles to free himself, while the other gently guides him back to solid ground. They reflect on their journey, learning from joys, challenges, and setbacks. With caution, they access remaining knowledge, using experience to inform their path ahead.

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